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TESTIMONY CORNER TESTIMONY OF PAM GOODWIN BY PAM GOODWIN.

For those of us in the Body of Christ, Sr. Pam Goodwin is a home name and it should not be difficult to understand why  I am sharing her testimony. I am trusting God that everyone else who may not be knowing her can appreciate God’s working with His people. Read on…

I am nobody special but because of Him I am a child of God.
I was basically raised on a farm in northwest Arkansas in a little town called Lowell with a population of 168. My first recollection of church was when we lived in Joplin, Missouri, for one year and attended Gospel Assembly Church with Bro. Edgar Roach as the pastor. I remember sleeping on the pews and waking up hearing the saints shouting and worshipping. We moved back to Arkansas and attended a small Community Church in Lowell. My father did not serve God. When I was about 6, there was a Vacation Bible School and I felt a conviction and raised my hand and accepted Jesus as my Savior with the faith of a child.
When I was around 10, Bro. Ralph Angelo Sr., from Tulsa began coming to Rogers and having services on Thursday night, Sunday and Sunday night. On Sunday nights, student ministers and their wives would drive over and conduct services – Bro. & Sis. Ralph Angelo, Jr., Bro. & Sis. Zumwalt, Bro. & Sis. Robert Goff, Bro. & Sis. Danny Goff, Bro. & Sis. Walls, Bro. & Sis. J.D. Wyzard, Bro. & Sis. Carl Begley and others.
When I was 12, we were at an annual convention in Houston which I will never forget. Bro. James Sowders was up preaching on repentance and salvation. I was hearing every word and felt such strong conviction that I felt like I couldn’t breathe. When the altar call was given, I began to cry. I didn’t receive the Holy Ghost but definitely had a born again conversion. I felt so clean inside – I didn’t want to do anything to hurt what I felt inside.
The church in Rogers closed so when we could, we went to Tulsa for weekends. The biggest change came in my life when I was 16. Bro. Angelo invited me to go to the Paducah youth meeting in June 10 – 1967. It ended up my cousins, Dennis Kincy and Fred Weber, also went.

At that youth meeting Bro. Lloyd Goodwin got up and preached on holiness and I loved the message. On the last day we sang “You’re All I Need, Lord” and the Spirit started moving in. I went down front and began seeking the Holy Ghost. Sis. June came from the platform and began praying with me, even though she had no idea who I was or what my name was. I didn’t know her either. But that day, Dennis, Fred and I all received the Holy Ghost.

That same summer, Bro. Angelo took the youth on a 10 day trip visiting churches from Tulsa to Norfolk, VA. I was blessed to go (along with Dennis and Fred) and we visited churches in Memphis, Russellville, Ashland, Kingsport, (church was in the basement while they were building the sanctuary), Charlotte, and Norfolk.
Since we didn’t have a church, I didn’t want my Holy Ghost to die so I would kneel by my bed and pray until I spoke in tongues. I wanted a church so bad.
We received tapes from Des Moines because of a friend who received them. In 1968 at the Houston meeting Bro. Goodwin and Sis. June introduced me to three sisters from Des Moines who were with them at the meeting – Carol Abshire, Marsha Stark, and Bonnie Thomas. I sat with them during the meeting. They started corresponding with me and invited me to Des Moines during Christmas break. God put it in my heart to do it. I felt like I was home in Des Moines. I left feeling it was God’s will to move to Des Moines.
I felt I had three choices: Tulsa (close to home), Houston (I had a scholarship and could attend college and live with my relatives) or Des Moines (no school, no family). There were decisions to be made and I wanted to be in God’s will. I prayed and fasted a lot – sometimes three days at a time. By summer I knew God wanted me to move to Des Moines. I was working and saving money and in October, 1969, moved to Des Moines.
I was blessed to spend almost a year in the little white church. That first year I really learned to grow on my knees, but through it all God held me.
Around September 1974, I started noticing Bro. Glenn Goodwin. We were married in November, 1976. God blessed us with three children – Joshua, Adina and Daniel. After the children came I was a stay-at- home mom. I also did home typing four or five hours a day. Before Daniel was a year old, my husband entered law school. This was a difficult time for me. He was working and going to school so he could not give much time to the family. We had three small children under the age of five. But God helped us through.
I worked in the church office starting in 1980 and became nursery supervisor in 1987 for five years. During my years in the church I have worked in every department. I have felt so blessed and happy to work for God. I was never one to be very active in services; I worshipped but seldom testified.
A few months before Bro. Lloyd Goodwin died, I felt something stirring within me to pray and do more. When he passed away, it was devastating. But something down inside said “God is in control.it’s going to be be all right.” My prayer life became more important. I had several experiences and dreams during the next year and I wanted to work harder than ever in the church doing anything I could to help.
In November, 1997, Bro. Vernon Goodwin, the pastor, passed away and my husband, Bro. Glenn Goodwin, became the pastor. Becoming a pastor’s wife without warning was quite a change! I couldn’t be like any previous pastor’s wives, I had to be myself. God impressed upon me to just love the people and care for them. I would wake up in the night with a Scripture or song in my heart. God is truly our help.
I have made a lot of mistakes but God has helped me so much. He healed me of motion sickness and migraines so I am able to travel with my husband. When there was a need for an organist, He helped me go to Drake University and learn to play the organ. So many times He has given me thoughts and words that I knew I didn’t have.
Last year I had to have a heart valve replacement and had open heart surgery. I had no fear or worry; I knew God was in control and it would be all right. The recovery is not easy but God carried me through. I give God all the praise and thanks – It’s a good life the Lord has given me!
You won’t have experiences with the Lord every day and there are times you will go through desert places when you aren’t feeling His presence, but He is still there. It is important to be faithful – God is a faithful God.
Who would have thought 47 years ago when I moved to Des Moines I would be the pastor’s wife? So what you are today may change and you don’t know what your future is in God but if you keep serving Him, whatever it is, it will be wonderful.
“He hath shown thee, O man, what is good. And what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Micah 6:8

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Luke 20:35 But they that shall be accounted worthy.

In life there’s only one thing… You must die otherwise you will die.

It doesn’t matter what you try to do, just as sure as the morning is so is death.Don’t try to dodge it, just be ready when It comes around. Because death is inevitable, so must you plan for it.

However there is nothing as more obedient than death… It only comes when the Master bids it thus.
But I too, like Paul, thank God through Jesus Christ my Lord, who for the love of His elects, took our place on death row, He dying died my death for me. That I may live, [maybe not presently, Paul told the Hebrews, and us, altogether, 9:27, as it’s appointed unto man once to die], but that I shall rise again and be at my Lord’s side in the Kingdom.
We shall say Oh death where is thy sting, Oh grave where is thy power. (1 Corinthians 15:55-56)
Jesus, we just wanna thank you.

This is only applicable to a child of God who has surrendered unto Jesus, has received the earnest of the Spirit, and is not an enemy of God,
(Paul was so clear on that subject, Romans 8: staring at verse
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

9  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

10  And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

12  Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

13  For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:)
So then Christ is nothing to Him that is not saved baptized in water and the Holy Ghost.
John the Apostle wrote letters to his saints telling them to yearn for the Spirit that maketh us God’s, 1 John 4:13

I am so thankful for the Lord. He will raise us up if we dwell in Him and He in us.
Strive to enter in at the strait gate….
“Luke 13: 24  Strive to enter in at the strait gate:….”
“Matthew 7:13 KJVLite Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:…. 14  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
To gain life get off the broad way… I don’t mean that two way traffic highway, but narrow your flesh’s demands, love the Lord, find the teaching Ministry, overcome the flesh the devil and the world.
Luke 25:35  But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
This scripture is so broad that to start on it, space precludes all the details however, The Lord (Jesus Christ) seeks to marry a wife, just like Isaac got a wife a Virgin, she was never married she was a chaste Virgin. And that is the kind of people that the Lord seeks for His bride like Solomon was Spirit led in his song, Song 6:8-9, the undefiled is but one… There maybe many other concubines in religion, all those religious groups you can name… But the Lord’s bride is but one – undefiled, there may be many virgins without number, but the Lord’s is but one – undefiled
Isaiah also talked about such women as are defiled that would take hold of one man for a husband but still lived their separate lives, stayed at their place but just called the wives of so and so… Isaiah 4:1 but in verse 8, the Lord sounds a warning to those that don’t want to live separate from the world, that don’t want to come out of her Revelation 18:4
The word woman, in the Bible is significant of a Church, just as a natural mother would care for her young, the church cares for her children until she finally becomes a bride for the Lord, when He comes back at that day… So, Christ was admonishing people to find a church where the children are not adulterated… They’re not given in marriage to other religious organizations such as it is at the present, a lot of ecumenism is on the rise. Let us be called by your name but we shall still dress as our religion bids, we shall still preach the way we do but we shall be under your umbrella.
(Luke 20:35  But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:)

A Generation that knew not God – How? 

The mighty power of God parted the red sea 🌊 in twain. They saw the awesome miracle at the parting of the Jordan when the priests’ feet touched the water – when they forget all these great and mighty works. What happened, what did they miss? Was it true that there was no teacher? 

Is it that the teachers never taught the young people? How is it that there arose a generation that knew not God, with all the teachings from Moses, and Joshua and also those elders that outlived Joshua? 
God who at sundry times and in diverse manners spoke in times past unto the fathers by the prophets (Hebrews 1:1) and yet they did not take heed to those words. They never put them in their heart even when after God had warned them by Moses, that they would forsake God. Even when Moses was worried of them Deuteronomy 31:29th still could not take to heart.

Let not this generation think that because “God hath in these last days spoken to us” Hebrews 1:1-2) they will be any different. Well Jesus was a greater man than Moses but the latter was a type of the former. Jesus was who Moses ‘typed’ in the wilderness. 

We are under grace, we are not under the law any more. The law was done away with at Calvary. Yet they still know that once a person has been caught with something that’s not originally theirs. They say he stole and they hurriedly want to lynch him, why because they still believe that thou shalt not steal. That is the eighth commandment which was given to the Israelites by Moses in the holy mount – it’s God’s law – moral law. 


They say the law was done away with, do you commit adultery and go scot free? If you are caught they will kill you or charge you. That moral law of God’s commandments is still in effect. 

In Uganda an ungodly man has been implementing one of God’s laws (whether knowingly or unknowingly, (Deuteronomy 23:24 When thou comest into thy neighbour’s vineyard, then thou mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure; but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel.) he owns sugar cane plantations at/in Kakira, anybody who is hungry can branch into the garden of sugar cane Plantation, eat all he can but should never carry out a piece. And God has blessed him. 

But you find the Christian of today he thinks God’s law has been done away with – they can dress how they want to they can act how they want to and with a smart Aleck attitude just wimp away saying God sees my heart he is not so much as bothered with my appearance as He does with my heart. Yet Paul in his first letter to Timothy warned the women that they be adorned modestly (1 Timothy 2:9-10)

There is simply no way of telling anyone that the bird 🐦 in your hand is actually alive till they can see it moving. A Christian is usually seen by their actions and not necessarily by what they say. Ever wondered why people are always bothered by people who speak well of themselves (they say that don’t blow your own trumpet)? Did you ever imagine that we are not meant to call ourselves Christians, it is others who are meant to call us Christians. 

Acts 11:26b and the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. Why? Because they saw the lifestyle of these people for a whole year they lived like Christ lived acted like Christ did and they just concluded that these are Christians. And here you come wanting to tell us the appearance doesn’t matter the law was abolished? (I am beginning to doubt the Bible you read) 

God’s moral law still exists. It is only the ceremonial law that was done away with. That’s why we do not sacrifice sheep to attorn for our sins neither do we keep the Passover or the feast of weeks. 
These generation that came up that knew not  the Lord was a result of apostasy, after the death of the tough leaders that stood for God there crept in unawares men that were ungodly that didn’t care whether or not God was in heaven they were determined to go their way. That’s why it is a lot easier for men to live the way they want never following the oracles of God but yet expect people to call them saved, rather Christians. 
But like the scripture says there is always a remnant according to the election of grace. If you are loved of God, you will find your way out of the sinking sand and onto solid ground – The body of Christ on the face of the earth.

So what went wrong with these people that they never knew God (Joshua 2:10). Joshua had done his best to carry on the message he had received from his predecessor. The elders also that outlived Joshua had imputed somewhat of instructions to the people concerning the law of God. But why is it that there were such a people that were accustomed to doing evil (Jeremiah 13:23) these people were just hardened at heart, they were set continually to do evil. Knowing that there was no sentence from the Lord, even upon their wicked ways. Right was Solomon to say that ‘… hearts of men a fully set in them to do evil.’ Ecclesiastes 8:11.

Could it not be because they had lived in so much prosperity that when God would say the day you disobey me I will punish you and because it seemed slow in coming men was hardened ever more to continue in sin. Not really understanding what God meant by judging or giving them over to their enemies to reproach them. Their heart had forgotten that their God had slain some many in the wilderness, that their God had killed the whole household of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram!! 

They did not know God – how? Was not these an art of rebellion against God? Because if truly they just did not know God, probably that would have deserved a fairer dealing with them from God… but the following scriptures do not seem to point to that direction, it simply shows that God was dealing with a rebellious attitude. 

In our time today, we have a bunch of Christians so called full in church houses singing a way every service – they pray away their troubles – they look worse than the 19th century whore. But all they can say is God looks at my heart not my appearance. He knows that I love Him so much. Yet your appearance is as of an Harlot or of a gangster. God knows your heart, really? 

In Genesis 38:12-16 Judah went in unto his own daughter in-law – Judah would not have naturally done such a thing but because (Genesis 38:15 – when Judah saw her, he thought her to be an Harlot, because she had covered her face.) so dress real speaks a lot about you and your conduct and intentions too. If Tamar had not disguised herself, Judah wouldn’t have done such a thing. In these verses you can notice, the widow had her own apparel, just as a Harlot, too. 

So you want go on with your God-knows-my-heart attitude thing? Well, you go on but the facts are really clear, if your lifestyle does not portray what you mouth is speaking, I think it’s time you bought a new Bible. 

What happened to the people in Joshua’s day’s may well be part of us (I mean this generation) all you have to do is just watch. 
But our God is a God of remnants, as for me and my house Joshua said in chapter 24 and verse 15, we will serve the Lord. 

Sin – 

Sin is the fallen nature. We are sinners by nature because of the first birth. 

There’s a fable of man; Social workers proclaim that man was born upright and good but it’s the environment that is spoiling man – so governments spend a lot of money to try to better environment to change man, yet they still get no Victory… The problem is inborn. 
Some blame others – “you are thee source of my troubles”, but 

You are the source of your troubles, your troubles come from within (you) 

Your troubles stem from within you and not from what is going on around you. – accept this and you will grow spiritually. 

* If your heart was right, you would never blame anybody for your troubles.*

* The problem is from within and not without. 

* See, as for Christ it didn’t matter what was done to Him, he always reacted right. Why? – because he had no problem with the inside. What was done to him did not receive any corresponding response. He always had a right reaction because there was no evil in His heart. 

* So this thing with the world that environment is bad and man is good is false. 

The world has taxed man (to death) almost so as to change the environment. Man has tried to change his environment through improving Infrastructure, Education, recreational facilities. And yet society is worse off than it has ever been. 

To where public housing and education have not changed man. This shows us that it’s not the environment, it is what man was born with. 

YOU CAN GIVE MAN THE MOST IDEAL CONDITIONS YET MAN WILL GO WRONG ALL THE TIME. It was in paradise that man fell. 

If man (Adam) in his original righteous state could fall into sin, how much easier is it for man (in our day – in his fallen condition) to fall into sin. 

Sinful disobedience is the source of this distinctive character. No external factor is directly responsible than for the fact that it was internally. 

* The essential primary problem is disobedience. This is the thing that has led to all our troubles – a kin study on your life’s condition will always trace back to some disobedience somewhere. 

* Sin is not something merely negative, it’s not the absence of quality. 

* We limit sin to merely something negative e.g Stealing, fighting, killing, but sin is active it is deliberate. 

* sin is disobedience and departure from obedience. It is querying the right of God to command man. Sin is a state of rebellion. 

 Ephesians 2:3 – We were by nature the children of wrath – with the desires of the flesh/body and that of the mind. Flesh here means mankind (Genesis 6:13, Ezekiel 37:8, Galatians 5:17)
IN EPHESIANS 2:3 cf Colossians 3:5 here, Paul talks about the sensous part of the flesh. 

The word Lust here essentially is that it is a perversion of that which is normal that that was created right. It is a strong urgent craving for that that is beyond the normal and it moves over to an area that is prohibited by God. 

EVERY LUST IS A NORMAL RIGHT DESIRE GONE OVERBOARD. 

Paul therefore was showing us here that Lust is manifested in the desire of the body and that of the mind. 

A desire is a command that is urging us to action. 
The commands that urges us to action in any animal nature are:-

– Hunger 

– Thirst

– Sleep 

– Sex

– Pleasure

– Happiness 

– Contentment 

– Attract and be attractive. Etc 

These are normal drives/desires that God placed in our body. All these desires are in all of creation 

And, there is nothing inherently wrong with these desires. They were given to man by God. He (God) Himself said they were good and very good. In other words all types of desires of the flesh when under control are very good. Sin is when these desires (that were) originally right and good suddenly take control over a person. 

Thus, when these desires start to control you, then you begin to suffer. Any of them beyond control can ruin man. 

Philippians 3:19 whose God is their belly. 

There is nothing wrong with hunger, but if all you are  thinking is beyond the good (hunger) then it becomes lust. 

Ephesians 5:18 – thirst is good but if it leads you, then it becomes lust. Whether sleep as long as it’s under control, otherwise it becomes lust – Proverbs 6:10.

Sexual Sin. 

Much of today’s pre marital affairs at one time were a result if one of the following. Of course there are exceptions like high immoral conduct, exposure to explicit content. However myths like… 

…. If you do not have sex, your hymen will become hard. 

….. If you don’t have sex, your private place will grow a bone. 

…. That your hinds (buttocks) and burst (breasts) will be underdeveloped. 

…. That you will not be a good wife. Really? Do we need all of these to be better at marriage? It’s not football, that you have to practice to be perfect. Has anyone ever established a marriage training college

Yes, Midwifery schools exist, ever Minor seminaries for the Catholic clergy exist. But school of marriage, these are all myths that people use on others to get the young into early sexual acts, thus leads them to sexual Sin and thus disobey God’s commands. 

I want to (in this post) discuss the dangers/consequences of sexual Sin, and how it will lead to death. 

Taking account of the Bible story of the life of Amnon, David’s son and Absalom’s half brother. (you must be familiar with these names already). His end was drawn so quickly the day he dragged Tamar, his half sister (Absalom’s sister) to bed – he committed incest. All sex done at the wrong time will end up with hurt and hate (2 Samuel 13:15 15  Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.) – He hated immediately the very person he had ‘loved’ and was sore verse 1 – 2. 

After Amnon slept with TAMAR, Absalom was very wroth but never told or even showed it to him for the next two years. You may sleep with that girl/boy and still feel like you still love her/him can even sleep again, and again… but then, gossip can set in, that boy will tell his friend that he used you, little girl they will be like, that girl also just because I sympathized and slept with her, now she is allover me – like am the only boy. And he could be speaking like that in front of someone who had intentions of marrying you, but that causes him to pull away quietly, [there is a biblical defense to this, in Matthew 1:20 while Joseph was espoused to Mary, before he even ever knew her, she was found to be with child. Joseph being a just man, with right intentions to marry her, decided he would pull out secretly, if it had not been that God sent His angel, Mary would not have got married and she would have been stoned to death, for unfaithfulness.] It is also apparent that apart from the other boy who had good intentions – to marry you, this very boy before he took you to bed could have promised to marry you, but because what he had always wanted from you, he got, why would he take you home, anymore, because what he wants he got – your attractiveness – before his eyes (yes you may never lose your natural beauty, but because he has seen you naked on his bed, his heart starts to loathe you). And he will rather have someone he has not seen – yet. And because he has access to what a man desires, sometimes a call away, you then become a quench mate, rather than a helpmeet – whenever he is burning you are available to cool him. 

Sadly, these things work differently, you will now even develop more love for the man (because you gave him your treasure Matthew 6:21 ) – and because the man doesn’t feel the same way, he is rather strange, even the behavior toward you changes. Tamar said this thing in chasing me away is worse than the first (ii Samuel 13:16). And as daily you try to get the man’s attention, he keeps ignoring you – frustration Sets in, anguish, guilt, wishes and you may eve speak to your friends “I wish I had not given in” but you did. You start crying – someone may comfort you, but the wound inflicted on you is unbearable, you wish you had not met him – but you already did and messed up, too. 
In most cases, after sex, relationships are broken. And because they are broken, gossip is already on going, the gainsayers are already busy with the ears that want every ‘I’ dotted and every ‘t’ crossed just for their itchy ears’ sake. The girl is frustrated, she loses appetite and weight and eventually hates God. (There are exceptions in every case, though. – the experts may not even feel bad – their heart and feelings have been crashed several times, so they may just live bodily. Am addressing saints of God who were deceived of Satan). Because her God-sent-husband-to-be, that she had opened up to has turned out to be a devil. And God will be accountable to her, God why did you permit this, if you are God really why didn’t you warn me earlier and yet all these questions seem to fall on deaf ears, so she decides to take to herself, leaves God behind and goes for revenge, either using African chemistry, or uses weapons to take the boy’s life. The papers have told us that a girl stubs lover over failed love, and they use law against her sentencing her to the same fate. – she dies. 
In the church, this same vice has also crept in. Just as theft or gossiping is sin, sex outside marriage is some kind of sin too. A sister after opening up to a brother with a hope that it would energize him to speed up the preparations for their marriage ends up disappointed and frustrated because he cuts communication especially now with this technology, he blocks her number that she can not call him at all. 

They then become restless and weary, and the people will speak and wonder what happened to the wedding and because all the reasons will become eminent, the church becomes a small place for her – she may move to another Assembly may even hook up a new marriage partner, but because words have a way of moving around, that on top of her official names she has a tittle, ‘second hand’ – there is one thing that godly young men do not want to know – the fact that the girl he has hopes in had an affair that failed. He thinks even with him it can still fail. She can be branded all sorts of names, 2nd hand, 2nd class…. And because she also is human who gets frustrated these words in sinking deep to her heart she will be overwhelmed and because at this point she has backslidden, left church, she does not have enough word of God to comfort, convict her to repent and turn to God, she can commit suicide and die. The boy is not immune either, because the feeling that he was primarily responsible for her leaving the church and later dying. Can be so heavy. 
So young man, why not avoid all of that but, before it happens. Here is the plan, believe on the Lord Jesus and thou shalt be saved. They that call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered. 

It’s hard to live a single faithful life but it is possible – with God. Get saved the right way. 

The solution is the baptism of the Holy Spirit. With evidence of speaking in other tongues. (Acts 2:4)
While confessing Christ in itself can do very little to help one overcome sexual Sin, or any other sin, the baptism of the Holy Spirit however can get the job done – with condition sanctification. 

Don’t permit Satan to use and dump you leaving you loaded with guilt and  frustration. You are beyond a sugarcane that is only useful when it still got water, after its chewed, the rest is dumped. 

As children of God it is good to live a life that conforms to the word of God. Be ye holy for I am holy Leviticus 11:45.
God bless you and help you keep your bodies holy and acceptable – a reasonable service. Romans 12:1-2.

Consider what I say, 2 Timothy 2:7 and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. 

We are in church, in the Body but we should understand that not every member of the Church is saved. Many of us are still struggling with the lusts of the flesh and sensual desires. Even the married find themselves attracted to younger members of the opposite sex. It’s an individual duty to make sure you are not lured into traps. Let’s avoid compromising situations, set boundaries in our interactions with the opposite sex and be sober, vigilant, immovable, steadfast.

The availability of social media has greatly contributed to the rate of sexual immortality among us and it will take sober heads for the Church to stay pure in this generation. Let the Church Be the Church!

There is a lot happening today that when when we seem to think we know we  end up falling flat face on the ground. And the greatest cause is 

Sexual immorality! 

Sexual immorality is on the increase all over the world. Adultery is fast becoming the norm and men of God are also joining the club. Married women are not left out, many are having secret lovers and emotional affairs are becoming the order of the day.
The rate at which immorality is increasing is alarming! It is spreading fast into every nook and cranny and children are also being initiated into the club. ……. Staying sexually pure these days is becoming a Herculean task. 

One of the reasons people fall flat into illicit sex is over confidence. The stupid belief that you can be free around the opposite sex and nothing would happen!
A lot will happen! One of the ways you can stay sexually pure whether married or single these end time is to set strict boundaries. If you are too careless around the opposite sex, you will fall flat on your face! That is the truth. The earlier you believe this and work on it, the better. You can’t be careless around the opposite sex and hope to stay sexually pur. Set boundaries!

There are some people who can’t be your friends, raise the standard. Any body can call you names, that’s their headache, you have your destiny to protect. As a rule, I don’t make friends with liars, gossips and jealous women. They make life so complicated. If you believe in illicit sex, we can’t be friends, period!

Monitor your chats. Don’t allow anybody send you flirty messages, no matter how innocent it sounds, warn them and if they refuse to stop, block them!
Limit the hugs and touches. I don’t hug men as a rule. If I must hug, my husband must be around and you should hug both of us. If your hugging anointing is only for women, I want none of it.

Don’t allow anybody call you pet names (except your close family members and same sex friends).  It doesn’t make any sense. Pet names turn the opposite on, if you don’t know that, know it right now.
Be sensitive to attractions. Don’t be naive around the opposite sex, know when a man/ woman is sexually attracted to you and move back from that person. If they focus too much on your physique and body, they are sexually attracted to you, move back.
Know when you are sexually attracted to someone and move back. It’s perfectly normal to have chemistry for someone. Marrying the greatest man on earth or the most beautiful, virtuous woman in the universe will not automatically stop you from being attracted to someone else. Know when the thought of another man/ woman gets you excited and move back. Don’t jump at new relationships. Give it time. Study the person, know what they stand for, see if your core values are compatible, if not, move back!
Leadership attracts all kinds of people. If you are a leader or you are gifted, talented or intelligent, the opposite sex will show more interest in you, be careful whom you allow to get close to you. Accepts gifts with care. Men don’t joke with their time and money. If he spends so much time and money on you especially when you do not ask, he may one day ask for sex. Stop begging men for money. Work with your two hands and raise your standard. Men will respect and honour you for it.

Work on your marriage. Fix the problem as soon as possible or else you get attracted to someone who gives you what you lack in your marriage, adultery is the result.
Be prayerful, be watchful. Jesus says “watch and pray that ye may not fall into temptation…”

Don’t stay with the opposite sex in a dark or lonely room. Don’t counsel the opposite sex on a bed in a lonely room.
Avoid provocative dresses and pictures. Let your spouse advice you on what is okay for you.

Mind the pictures you post on the social media, if it is getting unnecessary opposite sex attention, delete it. Don’t visit the opposite sex alone, it doesn’t make sense.

These and more are the things you need to do to stay sexually pure in this 21st century.

People may laugh at you, it doesn’t matter. They may call you a neurotic, psychotic, fanatic, over sensitive or paranoid, don’t give a damn! Your destiny is too precious to waste on the altar of sin. Avoid the opposite sex who visits you alone or when you are alone. Be careful of friendship that is not defined.
Avoid unnecessary communications with the opposite sex especially at odd hours, late nights or early hours of the day. Avoid friends who make fun of holiness and make friends with people who appreciate purity and holiness. You will not fall in Jesus name. 

God bless you!!!!

Touching Jesus is all that matters!

It’s important to touch the Lord in all services

Gospel Assembly Church International, Soroti

In the Soroti Assembly, when you think of someone who consistently touches Jesus during services, I doubt that I am the first person to come to mind. I am probably not even the tenth person to come to mind. So maybe I am not the best person qualified to write on the importance of touching Jesus in the Spirit. Even the Apostle Paul, while writing an epistle and giving direction as an Apostle stated that he was the “chiefest of sinners.” Even so, I still know how vital and important it is for a Spirit-filled child of God to feel the Spirit of the Savior on a consistent basis.

Touching Jesus is important personally, as a local church, and as a fellowship. There is an old saying in our fellowship that states, “The greatest thing you can ever do is worship God. The second greatest thing you can ever do…

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​Photos That Should not appear On Your LinkedIn Profile. 


Such photos only one looks professional for your profile 


Professional sites such as this should be acted on professionally. .. Here are few tips to help you. 
If you have an appealing picture on your LinkedIn profile, then people would like to view your profile, say more than 8 times than the ordinary one.


Your profile image is going to reflect your professional image because it’s a professional network.

When employers visit your profile you should not fail to make a very good impression on their minds. To depict you in a positive way, have a professional profile image. 

You should not lose opportunities because of a casual or an unprofessional profile image.


Nobody cares about your past. The employer wants to know what you are like now. So you have to go for a profile image that is up to date than long years ago.


Don’t keep pictures of nights out, party pictures in your LinkedIn profile. It will help you to attract the recruiters. To be continued… 


​The First Rule Of Interview

On every article you have instructed by experts to research the company. It may be bored but it is the first rule of interview. 

Job applicants read about the topic. But still they aren’t showing interest to do it.

When the employer ask you something about the company, it will be difficult for you to answer.

To express yourself as a potential candidate, you need to know about your employer and their ethics or principles.

Your interest in the company will be an advantage to create a good impression.

To know the exact values of the company, always check out the careers page on a company’s website.